Date of birth: 19 December 1959
Place of birth: S. Roztoky, Chernivetska region
Marital status: Married, has a son
Education: In 1982 graduated from the Philology Department of the Chernivtsi University (the Department of Ukrainian language and literature).
Creative and political activity
Since 1982, worked as a librarian in the scientific library of Chernivtsi national University named after Yuriy Fedkovych, then worked as editor of high-circulation Newspapers “Mashinostroitel” Chernivtsi machine-building plant, a special correspondent of the regional newspaper “Bukovinska VCE”. Then he moved to “Bukovina” magazine, where he held the position of Executive Secretary.
In 1986, becomes a Member of Council of writers of the USSR.
Since 1992, a publication in the journal “Kiev” stories “Or Yana Dovgopol and” made his debut as a novelist.
In 1997 moved to Kiev. Worked as an assistant Secretary of the national security Council and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Yevhen Marchuk.
From November 2005 to July 2010, he held the position of Deputy Chairman of the Committee for the National prize of Ukraine Taras Shevchenko.
In the parliamentary elections of 2012 passed in Parliament from the UDAR party (No. 2 of the electoral list). Secretary of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on issues of spirituality and culture.
In 2014 the early elections to the Verkhovna Rada has passed in Parliament under lists of the Block of Petro Poroshenko No. 7.
The Communists accused Maria Vasilyevna that she insulted the veterans of the great Patriotic war. In one of his books, the writer has compared located in Kyiv’s Park of Glory, the monument to fallen soldiers during the liberation of the capital of Ukraine with the phallus. For such charges, the writer said that trying to make political pressure.
Brother of Mary Matios Anatoly Matios, former investigator, later, the head of SBU in the Lvov, Odessa regions then